I am trying to figure out how to load Windows 7 faster. In my setup, I have Windows on two WD Black 1TB HDDs running in RAID 0, and a 64KB strip size. Currently, Windows takes two minutes to completely load (from the first time the loading shows after the BIOS until my desktop is finished loading). I had thought that getting a RAID 0 setup would improve my load times, but it would seem that Windows takes longer to load now than before. Could this be due to an incorrect strip size? The reason I really started to think it may be the strip size is because I started looking into SSDs, since they should be able to load programs and Windows faster. The ones I looked at have around a 250MB/sec transfer rate, so I decided to look at mine. Using "ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.46", I got a rather low score on the initial test but then averaged around 200MB/sec on the rest. I will try to get a pic of the benchmark up soon. I was quite astonished at my read/write times, since they were close to a SSD, but Windows still loads slowly. Could the seek times be what is causing it to be so slow, or something else? Thanks for your help. P.S. If this should be in the "General Software" section please either move it or let me know and I will re-post (I wasn't sure since it was both a hardware and software question).